Clean and fresh for summer. This Mikoh one-piece is looking to be my most worn item of the summer. Both at the beach and in the city. It swings all ways. hehe. The only other accessories preferred are sea salt and sunscreen.
Back from one of the longest Fourth of July weekends that I have ever experienced. That’s a good thing, because in this city weekends usually go by at fire speed. It was an extension of my Hawaii trip, and very much needed because time away from the computer is always a good thing. What did I do this past weekend? I went to Smorgasburg, met with friends at the beer garden, watched Beguiled, had vegan Matcha ice cream at Van Leeuwen, jammed, had brunch at a favorite French spot, did a cover to Britney’s Toxic with friends, explored Brooklyn Heights, had a picnic in the park in Dumbo, watched the most epic sunset and a fireworks show from the Williamsburg waterfront, and last but not least created a new obsession with spinning the fidget spinner on my nose and everyone else’s nose. haha. Oh, and most importantly, I watched the entire first season of The Handmaiden’s Tale in three days. One of my biggest newfound addictions ever. High recommended.
Now it’s back to work. No more up too late watching shows, and more up early writing and editing blog posts. I am back in that focused mode. Luckily, for me, work is therapeutic. It is a daily nostalgic excursion back in time, to days of good outfits, exciting explorations by foot and stumbles upon aesthetically inclined views. I always hope to show you guys places off the beaten path as much as I can, because those are the places I most often want to go. Like this hidden path that curved outside and around the edges of our resort, to a local cliff jumping spot into one of the most beautiful spots of ocean I have ever laid eyes in. A body of water fluxing in blue and green and even gold during sunset. Oh wow it is such a delight just thinking back on it. We found these high layers of grass on our walk that were homes to nesting birds, so we were very careful about where we stepped. Our walk was slow and calm. The sun was still high, so we were in no rush at all. It felt different, being in Hawaii and seeing this large area of what seemed like countryside land, but surrounded by ocean. Less palm trees that I expected right here, but dreamy, to say the least. Windy and serene. It was like walking on untouched land. We were going to stop for a little longer to sip our Veuve Clicquot rose, but we were already late for a group meeting, so we brought it back to enjoy at our room while we got ready. At least we had some time in a place that made us feel like we were the first discoverers. What a refreshing feeling coming from a place where sparse street corners are hard to come by. That’s what Hawaii is for.
What a wonderful time for champagne. We’re in the midst of a Fourth of July weekend, my fifth Fourth of July in NYC. It feels deep into summer already, with my sunburnt shoulders, heavy tan lines on my feet and the air con blasting every moment it can in my apartment. Really, it was just two weekends ago that I was in Maui celebrating the launch of Champagne Hale at the Montage Kapalya Bay with Veuve Clicquot and other really awesome people. The sunsets on the west side of Maui are probably some of the most dramatic and long lasting that I have ever been lucky enough witness. And they were appreciated even more thanks to a little evening champagne buzz. It was like floating on a tropical cloud 9. Time slows, and the glow effect spreads so that nothing else matters but that moment of watercolor canvas on the sky. By coincidence, I wore this metallic dotted dress, which only maximized the effect of what I saw before my eyes. I made plans to go to the tip of the rocks, as close to that sunset as I could, but in my sandals it would be near impossible. I will save that for another trip, but this little edge overlooking the bay will do for now. Maui is magic in its simplicity, openness and blue, blue sea, a reminder of life beyond where only our feet can take us. Thanks Veuve Clicquot for kickstarting my week in Hawaii. It was pretty unforgettable. A celebration of summer and nature and relaxation. I little champagne always adds that extra something special.
Hello, everyone. I’m back from Maui, which was part work trip with Veuve Clicquot and part family vacation with the parents. The entire trip struck a balance that was just right, and by the end of it all of my city stresses seemed to escape me. What a difference family time makes. I miss my parents already, and really do wish they lived closer than all the way across the country. But that just makes reunions like this so much more amazing. I’m already looking forward to the next one. The plane ride back home was the only thing to bring me back some aches and pains, but a massage is always a quick fix. I’m glad to be back home and at it again at the content creation routine. But just be warned, there will be a lot of Hawaii photos coming your way this week. It’s a slower week for me, thanks to the Fourth of July holiday and Natalie out of town, but that just means more time for me to focus on writing and coming up with more passion projects that I will be able to share with you all soon. I feel like I’ve put quite a few things on the back burner lately because of too much travel, fatique here and there and making more time than usual for my social life. But hey, summer is here, and I’m officially allowed to be easy on myself when it comes to work. But there is still so much I want to share with you all. I think I see another diary post coming soon. But right now, let’s talk about this Vitamin A swimsuit. It made it’s debut on my Instagram earlier this year when I was in Rio de Janeiro with my boyfriend. I still bring it out every warm weather travel opportunity. And I will continue to do so after this one. There’s something so retro and classic about this one. It’s one of my most flattering suits. Vitamin A’s collections have been on point recently. I’ve come to realize that a life isn’t worth living, if it cannot partially be experienced in a bikini. hehe. Happy Sunday guys!